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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 25, 2014 | Archived Issues

Recognition for Chugh, Marban, Metz, Sandler

Physician News

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, and Sumeet Chugh, MD, have won awards from the American College of Cardiology; Richard J. Metz, MD, is being honored by the National Hemophilia Foundation; and Howard Sandler, MD, will receive an award from the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - April 2014 (PDF)


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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FDA Warns of Epidural Corticosteroid Injections

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death.

The injections are given to treat neck and back pain, and radiating pain in the arms and legs. The effectiveness and safety of epidural administration of corticosteroids have not been established, and the FDA has not approved corticosteroids for this use. 

The agency is requiring the addition of a warning to the drug labels of injectable corticosteroids to describe these risks.

More information is available at this FDA Web page.